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Painted Harvest – Quick and Easy!

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Tomorrow (Saturday) I’m having an Open House drop in style in my studio to launch the Holiday Catalogue. Exciting!

And today’s share is one of the three projects the guests will get to make:

This design came straught out of the Holiday Catalogue itself, with just a few added bits and a change of colours!   Now this is one you could change up the sentiment and make in a hurry for that sudden need or that event that crept up on you!

 

All the products are available to order as of today!

Here I’ve used both Crushed Curry and Peekaboo Peach for the flowers – an unlikely colour combination, but it really works well!   The stamp set is called Painted Harvest and the different images that layer on top of each other make creating this effect super easy!

I’ve listed the bundle below, even though I didn’t use the leaf punch in the above project because I think that leaf punch is worth having. And saving 10% on both items by buying it the bundle is also worth considering.

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September All Stars Tutorial Bundle Now Available!

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12 Amazing Tutorials by the All Star Team around the world!   56 full colour pages of inspiration just for you!

FREE with a $50 order through me in September or you can purchase the tutorial bundle below:

 

 

 


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Easy Christmas Table Decor with Hug in a Mug!

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A few weekends ago we had a very large team meeting for the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators on my team here in Auckland to launch the Holiday Catalogue (coming this Friday!).   I wanted to make a little something for the tables that also showcased some of the new product:

I’ve cut the new Acetate Card Boxes in half to create a little pocket box, then covered in various of the new Designer Series Papers.     I created a very simple tag using the new Hug in a Mug stamp set (so cute!!) and the Scallop Tag Topper Punch (so fast!!).

 

As you can see, we filled each box with little goodies for the day – namely drinks, chocolate, and a Stampin’ Up! pen.  My thought was they could use these items on the day and then refill the box for displays or re-gifting.

Love this new Jute Twine. I think we will be using this a lot!

 

What could you put in your box for your table this season?  Or for a birthday party?

The Holiday Catalogue is live this Friday (1 September) and all these exciting products will be available to order well in time for the festivities!

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Colour Inspiration 16 – Night in Bethlehem

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Welcome to Colour Inspiration Challenge #16!  This go around we have a more muted, possibly masculine colour combination, which was perfect for a “to do” project I’ve had on my desk for months.

 

 

So my daughter asked me to make a “day planner cover” for her boyfriend some time ago . . . .

I wanted to make something a bit inspirational for him, and I felt the Night in Bethlehem set was pretty great to make something that is quite flat and easy to go in and out of a bag.

I used one of the samples right out of the catalogue as inspiration:

 

I added a bit of gold to the colour combination for the words. It also adds just a little bit of texture here, too.

Of course, make this into a card easy enough!  This is a great one if you have many Christmas cards to make, too.   You could add some glitter to the star (I used Wink of Stella) and add some pearls or rhinestones.   (Because this would be going to a teenaged boy, I opted for no rhinestones!)

And not in keeping with the colour challenge, here are the other day planner covers my daughter made for him:

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by! And I hope you’ll join in the colour challenge on the Colour Inspiration Facebook Page!  Your next stop is the talented Lou Kitzelman!

 

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Hearts Come Home Sneak Peek

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Well last week was very busy getting ready for a huge team gathering here in Auckland over Friday and Saturday!  It was a lot of fun and all the efforts were noticed and appreciated, which does make it worthwhile.

On Friday evening, my team leaders (titled Silver Elite and above) got together for a little meeting, dinner, and socializing.  I wanted to make them each a small gifts – even little gestures can make a difference to someone.  I’ve used the new (and coming in 9 days!) bundle Hearts Come Home, a wonderful set with “skyline” dies:

 

You can use these three dies separately or all together. They look also nice with all the houses in the same colour, like white, or in graduated colours like I’ve done here.

 

So I wrapped these die cuts around a giant chocolate bar, one of my favorite gifts to give because it’s always wanted!  And knowing these are crafty ladies, I made the wrapper so it could slip off so they can eat their chocolate and still use the wrapper as a display or refill it later.

 

The new Music Specialty Christmas paper is also going to be a “must” this holiday season.  The bundle I’ve used here and the papers can be ordered as of 1 September.

 

It’s a great pleasure to make a special gift for someone – it’s one of the reasons we do what we do!  I know that you, too, will love using this new Hearts Come Home Bundle!

Do you have a copy of the Holiday Catalogue?

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Lots and Lots of Love – Five Photo Double Scrapbooking Page Layout with A Whole Lot of Lovely

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Even if you don’t personally do scrapbooking, I hope you take a moment to enjoy the layouts I share from time to time!  Not only are they fun to look at, but I hope you can learn a little idea or two and find inspiration:

I struggled for a while getting these papers to work with the photos I wanted to use, and finally gave up and made the Whole Lot of Lovely papers the star – and reverted to black and white photos.  In the end, I think that was a great choice.

This layout can “stand alone”, or pair it up for a coordinating double layout like I have here.  I’ve kept everything black and white except for the papers and the embellishments so they really stand out.

These Whole Lot of Lovely papers have quite a few colours in them – I’ve only used a small selection from the pack.

I’ve used the Large Letters dies here for the title, embossed with the Pinewood Plank folder.   It seemed just right with the large, bold letters to go with this crisp layout.

 

One of my favorite sets

 

Flirty Flowers is one of my favorite sets, and this is the first time I’ve pulled it out – love it!  I just love how we can colour our stamps or colour in images to match our projects PERFECTLY!  Oh Stampin’ Up! does it so well!

 

A little sub title here using the new Lovely Label Punch – nice, clean, and clear to match the mood here.  I’ve shadowed it with the same punch done in Basic Black just for a little bit of contrast.  Supply list below.

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Colour Inkspiration 15 – Beautiful Bouquet in Regals

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This fortnight’s colour challenge is one I think you’ll love!  Well this has long been a favorite colour combination of mine: Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, and  yellow green (here Lemon Lime Twist). I’ve been looking forward to this one:

You’ve landed in New Zealand on the Blog Hop.  And you, too, can share your creation with the above colour combination in the Colour Inkspiration Facebook Group!

My share is using Embossing Paste, my new favorite technique:

 

The background is embossed with the Hexagon Embossing Folder first, then the paste is applied over top using the Brick mask.   I added a few drops of the Pool Party ink refill to give it a soft blue to contrast with the dark purple.

And the copper?  Yes that’s embossing powder.  How fun was that?!

The main image is from the die and stamp bundle, Beautiful Bouquet. This one is reminiscent of the Thoughtful Branches we had about a year ago, which I loved so much.   The dies here are done in the Lemon Lime Twist and the Bermuda Bay.  I added Wink of Stella and a few pearls to the flowers, too.

The background wash is done in Pool Party and is on Watercolour Paper.

 

Of course you can mix this up to use different colours, but I do love these rich, jewel tones.

What can you come up with using this colour combination?

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop.  Your next stop is Narelle Farrugia

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